Federal Government Looking To Build New Migrant Shelter In The Inland Empire

KQED- The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is seeking to lease a 74,000-square-foot facility for 17 years that can house up to 430 children and 143 staff, with a projected opening date of December 2020. The plan for the shelter includes 215 double bedrooms, 11 children’s bathrooms (with a total of 72 toilets and 43 showers), classrooms, medical exam rooms, a dining room and an … Continue reading Federal Government Looking To Build New Migrant Shelter In The Inland Empire

Oil Companies Say Utilities’ “Power Shut Off” Plans Could Cause Increase In Gas Prices, Pollution

KQED- The industry group representing oil companies in California says if the state’s utilities shut off power to refineries during periods of high fire danger, the facilities could be knocked offline, resulting in major pollution releases and increased gasoline prices. The Western States Petroleum Association asked California regulators in early May for exemptions from power shutoff plans that the state and electrical utilities have adopted to reduce … Continue reading Oil Companies Say Utilities’ “Power Shut Off” Plans Could Cause Increase In Gas Prices, Pollution

Orange County Home Sales Slump To Slowest Pace In 8 Years

Orange County Register- Homebuying in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa fell 12% as Orange County sales slumped to the slowest pace in eight years. CoreLogic homebuying stats show 2019’s first six months were Orange County’s slowest-selling first half since 2011, just after the Great Recession ended. House hunters’ resistance to buy was certainly key to the countywide median selling price running flat over the … Continue reading Orange County Home Sales Slump To Slowest Pace In 8 Years

Gavin Newsom Blames TEXAS For San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles Times- Facing what feels like the first real crisis of his new administration — and in the midst of stalled efforts in Sacramento to do something about it — Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken aim at something new when asked about California’s homelessness problem: Texas. Specifically, Newsom accused the Republican-led state of sending people to San Francisco. “The vast majority also come in from — … Continue reading Gavin Newsom Blames TEXAS For San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis

SF Chronicle Sends 36 Reporters To Document 24 Hours Inside San Francisco’s Homeless Epidemic

SF Chronicle- San Francisco spends more than $300 million a year fighting homelessness. Yet it’s not working – at least not enough. Amid a housing shortage, rampant drug addiction and a failing mental health care system, the everyday crisis on our streets has intensified. On June 18, 36 Chronicle journalists spread across the city to document a typical 24-hour period in this epidemic, witnessing an unrelenting … Continue reading SF Chronicle Sends 36 Reporters To Document 24 Hours Inside San Francisco’s Homeless Epidemic

California Has Donated More To Trump Than Most Democratic Candidates In 2020 Election

The Guardian- Residents of California, the self-fashioned “resistance” state that has sued the Trump administration more than 50 times, has donated more money to the Trump 2020 campaign than to most Democratic candidates in the 2020 race. Donald Trump raised $3.2m in California since the beginning of this year, according to campaign finance data analyzed by CalMatters, a not-for-profit news organization focused on California issues Read More Continue reading California Has Donated More To Trump Than Most Democratic Candidates In 2020 Election

Facial Recognition Technology Flags 26 California Lawmakers As Criminals

CNN- A picture of every California state legislator was run through a facial-recognition program that matches facial images to a database of 25,000 criminal mugshots, the American Civil Liberties Union of California (ACLU) said Tuesday in a statement. The program falsely flagged 26 legislators as criminals, the ACLU said. Read More Continue reading Facial Recognition Technology Flags 26 California Lawmakers As Criminals